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Newly Renovated Rural Cottage In Peaceful Setting With Private Hot Tub

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Country Views, close to Crail and Anstruther

Railway Crossing Cottage, as it's name suggests, is a lovely stone built, detached former railway cottage which was used by the crossing keeper in the days of the St. Andrews to Anstruther Railway. It has just undergone a complete renovation and extension and now provides you with the most comfortable accommodation for holidays and weekends away with family and friends. There is a large safe fenced garden with a private hot tub, 2 decking areas, BBQ, patio table and chairs. There are views in all directions to the surrounding countryside and distant views to the Isle of May.

The cottage has 2 bedrooms; a double bedroom and a twin/double bedroom, a spacious modern bathroom and a delightful open plan living, kitchen/dining area. The living area has 2 comfy leather sofas, a log burning stove, warm oak furniture, FreeView TV, a BluRay Player and Wi-Fi.

The kitchen is newly fitted, very well equipped and spacious, with a large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, gas hob, electric oven and microwave.

There is ample off road parking to the front of the property for at least 2 cars. 1 well behaved dog is welcome. Cot and highchair are available free of charge

More Details

Mrs Kate Greig
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Newly Renovated Rural Cottage In Peaceful Setting With Private Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Peaceful, relaxing cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't ask for a more relaxing break. The cottage is lovely, all nicely furnished.It's of a really good standard.warm & cosy with log fire, which was all ready with logs ready to light. Kate the owner kindly left us 4 friends a bottle of wine & hand written post card with a picture of the cottage with a lovely welcome note. We loved the hot tub which is an added bonus!. Would definitely return to this lovely peaceful cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Railway Crossing Cottage. We hope to see you again soon.
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Just wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

After a one hour drive from Edinburgh Airport to Railway Crossing Cottage, we first enjoyed the house itself. Looking at the sea through the windows, the bedroms offered really comfortable space and a great place to sleep. The bathroom is well designed and decorated in high standard.The living room and the kitchen were just amazing and also high standard. Everything you need is there. Perfect! The countryside around the house is awesome. We loved it, having a run up the hill or down to the coast and jumping in the hot tub directly after that. Great! We did a lot of barbecue on the smoker with fresh fished shrimps or perfect done meat from the butcher (Claire). Delicous!

We really enjoyed the stay there, loved the house, the warm welcome with wine and Card and everything well prepared! Thank you very much for two wonderfull weeks!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased that your holiday in Scotland was such a success and we're also very happy that you enjoyed the cottage so much. Danke
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Brilliant family get away

  • 5 of 5

It was fantastic. As soon as we arrived I knew we were going to have a great holiday as the cottage was beautifuly renovated and all equipment was superb. Such a great little cottage and location-wise ideal. Wanted somewhere quiet but 5 mins to both Antruther and Crail by car with Elie beach also a favourite just 15 mins away. You do need a car but that wasnt an issue for us. We had 2 kids, 2 adults and a dog. Would be great for couples too though. We will return. Thanks for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that you enjoyed you holiday so much. Thank you for your review and we hope to be able to welcome you back again. Kate & Ian
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A home from home

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was absolutely ideal for us as a family. It felt like a home from home as soon as we stepped into the house. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub, and our young boys loved playing in the garden. The weather we had for our stay was fantastic, so we were able to use the outside tables and chairs all the time.

The cottage had everything and more that we needed. The children's games, jigsaws and dvds were an added bonus.

The property itself was well kept, and we couldn't fault the cleanliness of the place. It was nice to stay in a place that felt well looked after.

We would highly recommend this cottage to other people wanting to be based in the East Neuk of Fife. It was a great base for touring the area, and further afield such as St Andrews and Dundee.

The MacLeod Family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at Railway Crossing Cottage. We hope to see you again another time. Many thanks Kate & Ian
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A perfect place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday started as soon as we opened the front door. What a delightful cottage. Although finished to a high standard the cottage invites you in to a homely, peaceful & relaxing atmosphere. A personal note from Kate & a bottle of wine to welcome us, was a lovely added touch. The property was very clean, comfortable & the kitchen is well equipped. The hot tub is a must. I would recommend this cottage to everyone looking for a peaceful & relaxing time away. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cottage is in such a beautiful area of Fife and we really loved renovating the cottage for our guests to enjoy. Many thanks for your lovely comments. We hope to see you again.
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A beautiful property which I would recommend

  • 5 of 5

This property was ideal for our party of four adults and dog(s) a bit secluded if you don't have a car. The cottage was well maintained and beautifully furnished with everything you would need plus the added bonus of a hot tub. Definitely will book again. Kate was so helpful as was Ian when we had a little problem with the tub, he talked us through it over the phone, but if he had been available said he would have come over to cottage - which was nice.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review for your stay. I'm so pleased that you had a great time and would like to come back again to Railway Crossing Cottage. Many Thanks
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Crail Balcomie Links
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
38 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
59 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Railway Crossing Cottage is near to the beautiful villages of Crail, Anstruther and Pittenweem in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife. Take a trip to St. Andrews to visit the Ruins of The Cathedral overlooking the iconic West Sands or enjoy seeing the famous R&A Golf Course. Visit the lovely fishing harbours, take a boat trip to the Isle of May or walk the Fife Coastal Path. Enjoy the delights of the Anstruther Fish Bar, the many pubs, cafes and restaurants nearby or a delicious home made ice cream. Spend a day at the fascinating Secret Bunker or RHS Kellie Castle and Gardens. The area is a golfers paradise with over 45 golf courses in Fife. Why not spend the day at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve with it's beautiful sandy beaches, sand dunes, and nearby pine forests. The area is teeming with wildfowl and seals. Spend a while at the famous Wemyss Pottery or the St. Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company. So many great days out - so much to see and do.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

7 or 14 night holidays start on a Friday or Monday
Short Breaks available at certain times of the year: Fri-Mon (3 nights) or Mon-Fri (4 nights)
Please check with owner for availability.
Rental price includes electricity, heating, towels, wi-fi, bed linen and usage of the hot tub.
A deposit payment of 25% will be required to secure a booking. Balance payments are due 8 weeks before arrival.
1 dog is welcome (extra charge £20)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Anstruther in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Heated Towel Rail
  • Modern and newly fitted bathroom. Hot warm is provided by a combi gas boiler and is constantly available.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , There is a cot available free of charge
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2; Either 2 Single Beds or 1 Double Bed Bedrooms are cosy country cottage style. All windows are double glazed and bedroom windows have black-out blinds, as well as curtains.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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